Selena Gomez Cancels

Selena Gomez has canceled seven dates next month in Asia and five in Australia, saying she needed time for herself. 

“My fans are so important to me and I would never want to disappoint them,” she said in a Dec. 19 statement through Australian tour promoter Live Nation. “But it has become clear to me and those close to me that after many years of p in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Jan. 26), and  in Quezon City, Philippines (Jan. 29).

The Australian shows were to kick off at the  (Feb. 1), then to (Feb. 4), BCEC Great Hall in Brisbane (Feb. 6), the  (Feb. 7), and wind up at Melbourne’s  (Feb. 8).

Four of the shows were sold out.

The singer returned to Asia for a Jan. 21 show at Star Theatre Singapore.

Midas Promotions, the promoters of her Singapore concert, announced in a statement, “We are currently focused on making sure ticket holders are refunded, and hope this process goes as smoothly as possible.”

Not all fans were sympathetic to her plight.

Some Australian fans – who were to see her for the first time downunder – posted on Live Nation’s Facebook that they had planned to give her tickets as Christmas presents.

Live Nation said that refunds may take up to three weeks because of the seasonal holidays.

One sent the message, “Wow really poor form…do your performance then go and “find yourself”!! This is the problem when they are to (sic) young and famous!! They don’t have the responsibility or respect that you just don’t cancel your tour unless you have something seriously wrong!!”